Oolong is a traditional Chinese Tea somewhere between green and black in oxidation. It ranges from 10% to 70% oxidation. Oolong Tea has a taste more akin to green tea than to Black Tea: it lacks the rosy, sweet aroma of black tea but it likewise does not have the stridently grassy notes that typify green tea.
It is commonly brewed to be strong, with the bitterness leaving a sweet after-taste. Several subvarieties of Oolong, including those produced in the Wuyi Mountains of Northern Fujian and in the central mountains of Taiwan, are among the most famous Chinese Teas.
Oolong Tea Leaves are processed in two different ways. Some teas are rolled into long curly leaves, while some are pressed into a ball-like form similar to gunpowder tea. The former method of processing is the older of the two.
Oolong Tea General Brewing Guidelines
Brewing Temperature: 190°
Brewing Time: 1-8 minutes
1 tsp loose tea per 8oz cup
A sampler of Oolong Teas like the one we feature below from Adagio™ Teas will help you choose which you like best. Trust us when we tell you it is VERY easy to get addicted to Oolong!